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swederick's Audio System
IP Address: Last Update: March 06, 2016 at 10:05:39
Amplifier: VTL 225 MB's KT90 version with AudioCap Theta Caps, Amps run in triode-approximately 180 WPC
Belles 450 - 200WPC Solid State amp for sub's
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): VAC CPA-1a MKIII with with "Signature" upgrade
phono section
Speakers: Merlin EXLIII-87db-Hovland Caps, Mundorf M Supreme resistors.
HSU SW10 subwoofers with Deflex panels
HSU active xover (Main speakers rolled off with 6db filter)
Sound Dynamics RTS 3's
CD Player/DAC: Philips CD880
Sony XA3ES
Oppo DV 980H
Turntable/Phono Stage: VPI TNT with Series V Platter & Bearing, SDS,
Graham 1.5T upgraded to 2.2 status with Ceramic arm wand, Sumiko Virtuoso DTI cartridge with Soundsmith RUBY "Single Crystal" cantilever and Nude "Optimized Contour" Contact Line Diamond rebuild.
MMF 5 TT with Goldring cartridge (used with AMC integrated amp and RTS 3 speakers)
Other Source(s): Tandberg 3001A Tuner, Tandberg TD20A open reel,
Tandberg 3014, Nakamichi DR10 & DR3 Cassette decks, Channel Master roof antenna
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Garth Powell Sterling, and Queen Mother interconnects & GP Sterling speaker cables.
Kimber 8TC Shotgun to SW10's
Speltz "Anti-Cable" speaker wire on AMC and SD RTS-3's
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Furman PST 8D PC
Monster HTS1000 PC
CWD component rack
Pangea Audio AC-9, AC-14, and AC-14SE Power Cords.
Tweaks: HiFi tuning Fuses. Sub Dude platforms for SW's
Homemade softstart components for VTL amps.
(Variac & 30 amp relay to switch variac out of system when amps are brought up to full voltage.)
Room Size (LxWxH): 18 x 12.5 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: ASC Tube traps in corners and behind speakers ASC Tube Traps and bookcases behind listening seat.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Very eclectic tastes..Classical, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Folk, Country, Experimental/Electronic, Ethnic.
System Goals/Comments: To keep every component in the system operational at the same time. To find and use cost and performance effective tweaks,
and primarily to listen to and enjoy music.
System Strengths: Dynamic with excellent bass detail and extension, good midrange and highs, Good imaging & soundstaging. Good timing. Very musical overall.
System Weaknesses: Nothing obvious enough for me to be concerned with.
Video/HT System: Separate
Sources (DVD/VCR): Oppo 980DH
Other HT Gear: Sony Bravia 32" LCD
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Retired Photgrapher & Photographic Technician
Military veteran-US Navy-Vietnam
Vietnam Veterans of America
Agent Orange Relief and Responsibility Campaign
Collecting LP's

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